as for the tech-heavy nasdaq, that ended up 3,196, actually, up a third of a percent. well, for more on how stocks are trading here, let's go to ramin mellegard, who's at the tokyo stock exchange. so ramin, we're really seeing a bit of a seesaw movement in stocks, one day up, the next day down. but we've also had some key gdp data for here in japan this morning. any direction for that? >> very good morning to you, ai. yes indeed. as catherine mentioned just earlier, we did have the preliminary gdp for the october to december period 2012, which came at minus 0.1 for the previous quarter. and on annual terms minus 0.4. now, that's three quarters in a row where it's been negative. but let's have a look at the opening levels here to see their reaction for the nikkei and the topix. both of them marginally in the positive. we'll see how the trade goes on during the day. 11,265 for the nikkei. 957 for the topix.